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Old 11-22-2011, 08:24 AM   #1
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Regearing Advice Needed

Need some advice. I have a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 5 speed manual, 4.0L, lifted with 33 in tires. I want to regear from 3.73 to 4.56 to restore power going uphill in 5th gear. I've been making some phone calls to get estimates and have received the following information: parts (gear & pinion set for rear D44 and front D30 including master install kit) about $600 / labor (from shop that doesn't sell parts) front - $700, rear - $500, $1250 total. That comes to around $1850 total to regear. Seems high, but I'm told the shop doing the labor stands behind their work. Any recommendations? Should I order the parts myself online and if so, what specifically do I buy and where? Should I look for another shop to do the labor? Please help!

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Old 11-22-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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its on the high end of the normal range. look around a bit more...try to find a shop that can do the work and supply the parts.

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Old 11-22-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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its slightly high...i see most go for around the 1200-1500 range on avg

i'll be doing this soon as well but have a friend that works at jeep with gearing experience that will be doing it for me...not sure what hes gonna charge me though so i cant give you an estimate on that yet
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for your feedback. I managed to find another shop, although it's an hour away, that will take care of parts and labor for just under $1485. That might be the best I can do in my area.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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There are a few shops near me that will regear for $200 per axle, shop around and like mentioned above find a shop that will supply the parts and do the labor, that way if there are any troubles they can not blame it on the parts you supplied.
Favorite quote, Thanks GoldenSahara00 "not many people do it. most of the guys who do do it, don't sit on the computer and talk/write about it, they do it then go wheel"
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